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2014 Miss America Pageant Contestants: Part 3

Jul 31, 2013

This week we continue our tour through the states, meeting each of the contestants for the Miss America 2014 Beauty Pageant. In just 5 weeks, our nation’s finest young women will take the stage in their gorgeous beauty pageant dresses to decide who will become the next Miss America. Join us once more as we introduce a few more of these wonderful ladies. Miss-America-2014-Contestants

Miss Georgia: 22 year old Carly Mathis dreams of earning a Juris Doctor Degree and becoming a political or legal correspondent for a national news network. With a long list of scholastic honors from the University of Georgia, Mathis has made her hometown of Leesburg proud. Her platform issue is heart health and heart safety; an issue which is close to her heart because it afflicts her family.

Miss Hawaii: Crystal Lee hails from Waipahu and will be sharing her talent of contemporary dance with the judges. Educated at the University of Hawaii, Lee is focusing on her platform of “Promoting the Gift of Life: Educating the Public about the Importance of Giving Blood.” She also hopes to become fluent in French and achieve success as an executive in the world of advertising and promotions.

Miss Indiana: Terrin Zoe Thomas is working toward obtaining a master’s degree in journalism from Indiana University and becoming a journalist for a major television network. At the tender age of 20, Thomas is supporting a platform of “Promoting Service-Learning: Connecting Academics and Volunteerism.” She’ll be singing for the judges and making her family and friends in Auburn very proud.

Miss Iowa: Keokuk, Iowa’s Nicole Kelly brings an inspiring tale to the stage—her own. At 23 years of age, Kelly has already interned with theater companies in New York City and Chicago, acted in a Tony-nominated Broadway play, and become an accomplished singer. She has done all of this while overcoming the difficulties of a physical handicap—being born without a forearm. Her platform issue highlights overcoming difficulties and she’ll be representing the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

We wish the best of luck to all of the contestants when they appear this September in the 2014 Miss America Pageant. One of the biggest pageants in the land is only a few weeks away! Join us next time for an introduction to more remarkable women who will take the stage on September 15th.

Look Even More Glowing in Your Pageant Dress with This Delicious DIY Face Mask!

Jul 26, 2013

Look even better in your pageant dress with this DIY Chocolate Face mask!

Look even better in your pageant dress with this DIY Chocolate Face mask!

Have a really competitive pageant coming up? We’ll take care of the pageant dress and this DIY Chocolate Face mask will help with the rest!

DIY Chocolate Oatmeal Tightening Face Mask

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup of cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup of honey
  • 3 tbsp. of Greek yogurt, plain
  • 4 tbsp. oatmeal, plain

Directions:

In a small to medium sized bowl, combine your cocoa powder, honey, Greek yogurt, and oatmeal until the mask is smooth and well-mixed. Using a clean basting brush (or just your fingers), apply the thick mask to your clean, dry face. Massage the mixture into your skin gently until it completely covers your entire face. Let the mask sit for at least 15-20 minutes or until it has dried completely. It will feel tight to your face when completely dry. Wash off the dried mask with warm water.

This deliciously smelling mask will not only having you glowing in your pageant dress, but is great to do any time of the year!

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2014 Miss America Pageant Contestants: Part 2

Jul 26, 2013

The 2014 Miss America Pageant is quickly approaching, and young women from each state are preparing to compete in this historic pageant. Join PageantDesigns.com, as we introduce you to the wonderful ladies who will be competing in this year’s Miss America Pageant.2014-Miss-America-Contestants

Miss Colorado: On June 29, 2013, Meg Kardos was crowned Miss Colorado. Kardos is a 23 year old student at the University of Denver, where she hopes to attain a law degree and a Master’s degree in Journalism. Kardos’ platform is Children’s Cause for Cancer Advocacy and her talent a vocal performance.

Miss Connecticut: Kaitlyn Tarpey, from Stamford, Connecticut is a 21 year old student at Honors College at Pace University. Tarpey has been a competitive Irish Step Dancer since she was young, and her talent is a traditional Irish Step Dance. Her platform issue is Our Time to Serve: Hiring and Housing Our Veterans. Tarpey is also involved with several veteran programs, including the Purple Heart Foundation and the National Veterans Services Fund.

Miss Delaware: 21 year old, Rebecca Lee Jackson is a student at the University of Delaware. Jackson’s platform issue is Fostering Music, and she has ambitions of performing as a singer across the world.

Miss District of Columbia: Bindhu Pamarthi will represent the District of Columbia at the 2014 Miss America Pageant. Pamarthi is a 23 year old, second year law student at Georgetown University Law Center. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her talent is a traditional Bollywood dance.

We’d like to wish all of the 2014 Miss America contestants’ good luck as they walk across the stage in their gorgeous pageant dresses. Don’t forget to check back with PageantDesigns.com next week for part 3 of our introduction to the 2014 Miss America Pageant contestants.

Our Favorite Homecoming Dresses for Fall 2013

Jul 19, 2013

Find out which are our favorite homecoming dresses for fall 2013!

Find out which are our favorite homecoming dresses for fall 2013!

At DressProm.net, we’re totally excited for the fall! Even though we’re sad to see summer go, we’re ready for homecoming season to arrive!  We have our favorite homecoming dresses of fall 2013 for you to browse through, get some ideas, and hopefully find something that will make a statement when you arrive at the dance!

La Femme Short Poly Chiffon in Berry: One of the hottest colors for this fall is a dark purple and this La Femme homecoming dress makes this colors stand out like no other! With a sweetheart cut neckline, a feminine, flowing chiffon base and rhinestone beading along the top, you’ll be sure to make everyone wonder just where you found this simple but elegant dress!

Sherri Hill Sexy Sheath Iridescent Sequin Cocktail Gown in Turquoise: Talk about statement-making fashion! This unique but sexy homecoming dress is a classic; with its multi-color beading and deep, v-neckline, this dress looks and feels just as fierce as it sounds! Turquoise is a perfect fall color, being bright enough to wear when heading out to the homecoming dance but not too bright so you can blend into the fall season!

Mac Duggal Gorgeous Hi-Low Chiffon Homecoming dress in Black: Hi-low gowns are back and better than ever! This particularly stylish gown is black with green, blue, and yellow rhinestone accents. With the sheer black overlay and short, almost hidden skirt underneath, you’ll be the talk of your homecoming dance with this fierce little number!

La Femme Short Classic Wrapped Fitted Gown in Cranberry: Looking for something classic yet still stylish for a bombshell? Our La Femme homecoming dress in Cranberry has a wrapped look to it but still has enough detail to make anyone take a second look. It’s sophisticated and sleek, with a beautiful shade of red to match, making this a perfect fit for any homecoming cutie!

Want to see more of our adorable, favorite homecoming dresses for fall 2013? Check them out today at DressProm.net!

2014 Miss America Pageant Contestants: Part 1

Jul 18, 2013

On Sunday, September 15th, live from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall, the 2014 Miss America contestants will grace the stage in colorful and stunning beauty pageant dresses. Women from every state in the U.S. have competed for the opportunity to represent their home state in this historic pageant, and it’s honestly a dream come true. So, who are these lucky ladies? Over the course of the next few week’s we’ll be introducing you to the 2014 Miss America Pageant contestants.

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Miss Alabama: Representing the great state of Alabama is Chandler Champion. This 20 year old beauty was crowned Miss Alabama on June 8th. Champion is a student at the University of Alabama where she is majoring in dance and broadcast journalism. Her community service platform, Chandlers Challenge: Reading is Believing – Don’t Stop Believing, encourages people to read every day.

Miss Alaska: Michelle Taylor is a 20 year old from Anchorage, Alaska. Taylor is studying hospitality and restaurant management at the University of Anchorage Alaska Community and Technical College. This budding beauty is a UA Scholar, and an Alaska Performance Scholar.

Miss Arizona: Jennifer Smestad will represent Arizona this fall in the 2014 Miss America Pageant. Smestad is a 20 year old communications and exercise science major at Grand Canyon University. This bright eyed girl was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome when she was 10 years old, which is why she chose Tourette Syndrome Awareness and Advocacy as her platform issue. Smestad has many accomplishments, including being a country singer and song writer.

PageantDesigns.com would like to wish all of the 2014 Miss America contestants’ good luck. Join us next week to learn about more of this year’s pageant contestants.

Get the Best Look for Homecoming 2013 with these Fall Makeup Trends

Jul 12, 2013

Get these hot makeup trends for your fall homecoming 2013!

Get these hot makeup trends for your fall homecoming 2013!

Heading back to school for the fall can be a drag when you know you’re headed back to the classroom. However, heading back to school means also means fun school things like football games, pep rallies, and homecoming 2013! We want you to look the best for your homecoming this year, and that’s why we have the best homecoming dresses for you to choose from! In addition, we have some great fall makeup trends for you to test drive before the big dance so that you look great all over!

Cat-eyes: This vintage trend is coming up on runways throughout the world! This Cleopatra-esq eye design has celebrities sporting it when they head out to awards shows, out for an A-List party, or just showing up to glamorous events. This fabulous makeup trend looks great on just about everyone, as well as being a great look for you in your homecoming dress this fall!

Red/pink eye makeup: Metallic, beautiful and eye-popping, this fun fall makeup trend is something that is all over the runways this summer. With the tree’s changing and the air cooling down, this beautiful makeup trend blends in with the most beautiful colors of fall. Plus, red or pink eye shadow will have all eyes on your for your homecoming!

Petal-stained lips: Unique and seen on many different models during Fashion Week, this fun, beautiful lipstick trend looks just how it sounds: like a flower petal! A fading effect from the outside of the lips, getting darker to the center makes for a beautiful, eye-catching and artistic look. Feminine and chic, this makeup trend will highlight your face for homecoming, while looking almost effortlessly beautiful!

So grab your dress and get these makeup trends ready for homecoming 2013 because we know that you will be the thing that everyone can’t stop talking about!

Miss Louisiana, Jaden Leach, Aspires to be Crowned Miss America

Jul 12, 2013

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Photo Source: Jadenleach.blogspot.com

Preparing for a pageant is demanding and competitive. We need the perfect hair, the perfect beauty pageant dress, and the perfect smile to win over the judges. We worry so much about how we present ourselves and how we’ll do match up against our competitors that it’s easy to forget why we’re there in the first place.

That’s where Jaden Leach comes in. Leach has just been crowned as Miss Louisiana and she’s hoping to become the Pelican State’s first pageant contestant crowned Miss America. But Leach isn’t just another pretty face. The 21-year-old junior at the University of Louisiana at Monroe is hard at work on more than just beauty competitions and her education.

Leach’s heart is with her platform, Children at Risk. She’s committed to promoting creativity and the arts among children with learning disabilities. Leach says these activities give the children confidence and the ability to cope with their hardships.

A platform is something from which to build, but also a cause that demands struggle and dedication. Competing in pageants is not about the beauty pageant dress or the talent you perform onstage. The competition itself is a platform for you as a person.  Each public appearance is an opportunity to further yourself and the causes you support. Your work offstage makes you more of a competitor on it. And more importantly, the platforms you champion are what really matters. Because no matter what happens onstage, how you judge yourself in life is the most important competition.

Fall Homecoming Dress Trends: What the Pantone Color Report has to Say for Fall 2013

Jul 5, 2013

Check out our hottest Fall homecoming dress trends for 2013!

Check out our hottest Fall homecoming dress trends for 2013!

Summer is coming to an end and that means one thing: back to school! We know it can be a bummer to look forward to, but just think: back to school means homecoming too, right? Fall homecoming dress trends are heating up, and the Pantone Fashion color report for Fall 2013 is released! Want to know what their picks are for some sizzling fall colors? We’ve picked out some of our favorites so you can show up to homecoming in style and ready for fall!

Emerald: This beautiful, green tone is hitting the fashion scene by storm! There’s nothing quite like the colors of fall, offset with a beautiful, rich, gem-toned emerald green. Plus, our Sherri Hill Top Short Bejeweled Cocktail Dress is this lovely shade of green, with added bonus: sparkles!

Vivacious (Purple/Pink): This unique color even has a name of its own! A mix between purple and pink, this beautiful fall hue has all the designers wanting more of it on their clothing. This vibrant and “vivacious” color is seen all throughout our homecoming 2013 dresses, including our Sweetheart Night Moves cocktail dress! It’s definitely a color we’re excited to see more of this fall!

Koi (Orange): Many say this color reflects the fall season the best, and we agree! This beautiful color is a delightfully seasonal shade that taking over runways all across the globe. Ferociously coming back into style for the fall season, Koi finds its way into our collections by making an appearance in our fall homecoming dresses! Our Le Femme Classy A-Line Cocktail Gown with a chiffon skirt makes this color look fierce and ready for cooler weather!

Want to see more of our fall homecoming dress trends? Visit us today at DressProm.net for the most stylish and glamorous cocktail dresses!